The success of a TV streaming service is not based on price and content alone. It’ll be a complex calculus of costs, portfolio design, viewer habits, demographics, and excellence of delivery. And some luck.
Kelly Guimont is a long-time podcaster, Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer, the host of the Mac Observer’s Daily Observations podcast, a tech support guru, and a Founding Volunteer of App Camp for Girls.
Kelly first appeared here in December, 2015 to tell her career story and has returned several times for interesting technical discussions. In this encore special edition, we chat about our favorite TV shows of late. John: Stargate SG-1 (Amazon), Endeavour (Amazon), Electric Dreams (Amazon). Kelly: Daredevil & The Punisher (Netflix), The Goldbergs (ABC), and Westworld (HBO). Join us as we explore together why we like these shows and how, in some cases, our feelings have changed upon repeat viewing.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how Apple will promote its streaming TV content and follow up on yesterday’s subscription TV overload discussion. They also look at competition in the artificial intelligence space with Google’s new Call Screen feature.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to try to sort out Bloomberg’s latest Chinese server spy hack report, plus they dive into the growing problem with subscription streaming TV service overload.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the possibility of an Apple Music and television show streaming bundle, plus they talk about Captain Kirk’s whiskey.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s growing stable of TV shows for its streaming video service, plus they have some thoughts on AirPower launching possibly a year after it was announced.
AT&T has a new streaming video service for its unlimited cellular service plans called Watch TV.
Further details are unknown at this time, like when we’ll see this new content.
That didn’t take long: less than a day after announcing YouTube TV was coming to Apple TV the app is already available for download.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on speculation that Apple could buy Netflix this year.
Speculation quickly turned to rumor thanks to Citi analysts, and now the internet thinks Apple is buying Netflix.
Whether you want movies, TV shows or even live TV, these apps have you covered.
Redbox is testing a new digital service called Redbox On Demand. It’s in beta, and only a small number of customers can try it out. But it lets you rent or own the latest movies and certain TV shows to complement your physical purchases. You can stream or download movies and watch from your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Apple TV. Unlike Netflix or Hulu, it’s not a subscription service either. It’s purely transactional, and you pay for what you want. Prices vary depending on your selection, but movie rental generally starts at US$1.99, while movie purchases start around US$3.99. TV episodes can be purchased starting at US$1.99, and entire seasons can be had starting at US$12.99.
The number of streaming services seems to grow every day. How can an Apple TV customer make sense of it all? John is here to help.
Bryan Chaffin and The Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple bringing 3D depth sensing to future iPhone cameras, plus they look at Amazon’s plans for a Lord of the Rings-based TV series.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s entertainment industry strategy, plus they wax poetic about this week’s Stranger Things Season 2 premiere on Netflix.
Clear your schedule because Stranger Things Season 2 premieres on Netflix this Friday, October 27th. Here are five ways you can watch and avoid missing any episodes.
No surprise here: Disney is pulling the Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix when it launches its own streaming service in 2019.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out what a 4K Apple TV means to you and your current TV, plus how to look for a new TV if your ready to upgrade.
Get ready to pay for even more on demand video services because Disney isn’t going to be the last network to ditch Netflix or Amazon Prime.